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September 27, 2007, 03:22 PM

By Emily Wax (http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/emily+wax/)
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, September 27, 2007; Page A01

SINGRA, Bangladesh -- With most of his school under floodwaters, 6-year-old Mohamed Achan pulled his oversize tomato-red shorts up around his tiny waist, placed a tarp over his head to guard against the rain, and sprinted barefoot to the edge of his muddy village. There, he waited for his classroom to arrive -- in a boat. ......

September 27, 2007, 04:02 PM
Nice article. This idea of having of communities of boats is creating quite a stir. We can be proud about the bangladeshi guy who is behind this wonderful idea.

September 27, 2007, 04:28 PM
and bill gates foundation is paying for it...


September 27, 2007, 05:36 PM
Ms. Jeunesse Park of South Africa and Bangladeshi NGO Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha are the co-winners of the UNEP Sasakawa Prize Winners 2007 (http://www.unep.org/sasakawa/index.asp?ct=laureates&lau=win07), a $200,000 prize awarded yearly to individuals or institutions who have made a substantial contribution to the protection and management of the environment.

September 27, 2007, 05:59 PM
Related news in Daily Prothom-alo today.